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    Astronomy Forum,

    I'm a traveling engineer of sorts. I drive around the United States Midwest working with heavy automotive machinery. I was looking for a hobby that travels well. Something I could do when I'm alone at a hotel in Ohio or Michigan at 9pm. I have always been interested in astronomy and had purchased a 70mm Orion refractor in graduate school. I outgrew that and moved up to to an Orion ED80 now that I have a real job. I'm still trying to get my new iOptron SmartEG portable mount working but it seems just a matter of time. In the next year or so I intend to purchase a 6"-8" light bucket for better DSO views. Hopefully one that will fit on this iOptron Mount.

    Thanks, and nice to be here.
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    Default Re: Hello from the road...

    Hello Moose and welcome to the forum! Glad you have joined us! Nice introduction.

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    Default Re: Hello from the road...

    Moose,

    Glad to have you part of the forum! Looks like you might be able to have a side hobby as a blogger giving us all the secret dark sky spots thought the mid-west......
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    Default Re: Hello from the road...

    Welcome aboard. I hope during your traveling you can stargaze from the best dark skies over US!
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    Welcome to the forum!
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    Default Re: Hello from the road...

    Glad to have you aboard, Moose.
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    Welcome to the Forum Moose
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    Default Re: Hello from the road...

    Welcome to the forum Moose. Hope you can post some reports of your observing whilst on the road.
    I've moved to https://theskysearchers.com/index.php

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    Hello and welcome to the forum, Moose! Great to have you here.

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    Default Re: Hello from the road...

    Greetings Moose, and Welcome!

    I have a brother that drives huge things around that don't fit a lot of places. His address:The Road!

    A great hobby, and you probably are in a good position to check out a lot of potential Dark sites. What are you driving though? Space is key!

    If you are driving your own vehicle, a ham radio might be another nice co-hobby!
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